Harvard Scientists Say an ESA Satellite Could Finally Reveal the Secrets of Alien Life

You probably heard about the Gaia satellite's new, super-precise star map of the Milky Way earlier this week, but it looks like...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 11:26AM

New Yale Study Says Wandering Black Holes Lurk in the Heart of the Milky Way

Despite our fascination with far-off galaxies and distant exoplanets, it turns out the humble Milky Way is still surprising...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 10:49AM

Why This TED Senior Fellow Says Hollowed-Out Asteroids Are the Future of Spaceships

Most people imagine generation ships as being giant ring-worlds, like Kim Stanley Robinson's Aurora, or gleaming metal ships, like...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 27 April 2018 - 10:22AM

This Ancient Galaxy Cluster Formed Just 1.5 Billion Years After the Big Bang

The early universe is still in many ways a mystery, but we do have some idea of what it looks like thanks to light from distant...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 7:54PM

NASA and ESA Are Determined to Bring Lots of Martian Soil Back to Earth

A piece of Mars will soon be coming back to Earth. A whole clump of Mars, actually, and possibly more than that.NASA and the European...

Jonathan Kesh
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 6:47PM

New JFK Assassination Study Says It's Finally Solved the Grassy Knoll Mystery

Apart from the Moon landing and Nazi super-technology, the assassination of John F. Kennedy probably takes the cake for the sheer...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 12:00PM

The Secret to How Water Made It to Earth Finally Revealed in New Asteroid Experiment

The Holy Grail of astrobiology is still discovering liquid water on an alien planet, but scientists still aren't sure where Earth got...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 11:19AM

This Giant, Creepy Humanoid Wooden Statue Is Twice as Old as the Pyramids

What's creepier than an old, desiccated mummy or a skeleton with a prosthetic knife-hand? How about an 11-foot-tall ominous wooden...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 10:54AM

Human Skull Shapes Suggest Our Ability to Adapt Gave Us an Edge on Neanderthals

Neanderthals may have ended up as an evolutionary dead end, but at least they were artists (apparently). Though they may not have...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 10:17AM

Ancient Fossil Footprints Point to a Battle Between Giant Sloths and Early Humans

Sloths nowadays are pretty mellow animals. But that wasn't always the case: up until around 11,000 years ago, the dreaded...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 8:38PM

Pitch Black Planet 'WASP-104b' Absorbs Enough Light to Appear Invisible in Space

Thanks to the recent flurry of exoplanet discoveries over the past few years, we've managed to find both similar planets to the ones...

Jonathan Kesh
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 6:32PM

Orgasm-Inducing Psycho-Electronic Weapons: The Story of the Weirdest FOIA Discovery Ever

When you file a Freedom of Information Act request, you're most likely going to get a lot of dry government documents and records that...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 1:06PM

The ESA's New Uber-Precise Star Map Revolutionizes Our View of the Milky Way

Astronomers have been upping their game recently: the Hubble Telescope celebrated its 28th anniversary by taking photos of the Lagoon...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 11:32AM

A Team of 11 Surgeons Just Completed the First-Ever Penis Transplant on a War Vet

No man wants to catch a bullet between their legs, but one anonymous soldier lost his legs below the knees and his member in an IED...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 10:47AM

Ancient New Guinea Warriors Perfected Sharp Blades by Using Human Bones

Sure, archaeologists have found the remains of a Lombard warrior with a prosthetic knife hand, but he died over a thousand years ago....

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 - 10:17AM

Hungry Amateur Astronomer Sends Garlic Bread To the Edge of Space, Then Eats It

Have you ever wondered what garlic bread tastes like after being launched into the Earth's stratosphere? No?Either way, a YouTube...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 8:43PM

New ESA Project Simulates Satellite Crashes to Prevent Real Space Debris Collisions

While we've never had a scenario like Gravity just yet, the risk of space debris collisions in Earth's orbit is steadily growing as we...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 6:38PM

Video: Watch What's It's Like to Fly Past a Comet in Space—Up Close and Personal

Four years ago, the ESA's Rosetta mission sent the Rosetta spacecraft on a flyby mission to Comet 67p.   It took some breathtaking...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 12:58PM

Even If Aliens Live on Super-Earths, Science Says They May Be Stuck There

One of the major assumptions scientists and sci-fi fans have made about alien civilizations is that their journey into space is...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 11:37AM

This Genetic Mutation May Have Helped Ancient Humans Survive the Ice Age

Here's a riddle for anthropologists and geneticists alike: What do breastfeeding, shovel-shaped teeth, and the last Ice Age have in...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 11:15AM